Boat Dealers

Boat dealers sell new or used boats, or both, in combination with other activities, such as repair services. They may also sell new or used boat engines, trailers, marine supplies, and parts and accessories. A single dealer may sell several brands of boats and boats of different sizes and types. ranging from personal watercraft to large yachts.

West Marine reports 2Q results

West Marine Inc. reported second-quarter net revenue of $251.6 million, which was $1.6 million, or 0.6 percent less than in the same quarter last year.

MarineMax CEO Bill McGill says demand for models such as this Scout 420 LXF has exceeded supply.

MarineMax CEO talks of more affluent customer base

The middle class is a dwindling part of MarineMax’s customer base, but the loss is being offset by upper-middle-class and high-net-worth customers — and that base is expanding, in part, because retail financing is becoming easier than ever.

MarineMax reports 3Q results

Unusually strong demand for large boats led MarineMax to report some of its best-ever quarterly results, prompting the company to raise its guidance for 2016.

Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla., was chosen National Marina of the Year for 2015 in the large marina category.

Marina Jack just keeps on growing

Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla., is putting the finishing touches on a new branch of its business — a full-service boatyard for vessels as large as 65 feet that includes a 70-ton Travelift, dry-stack storage for 50 boats, a fuel dock, ship’s store, upgraded docks and power, and a team of seven technicians.

Having fun — and telling a ‘story’

Children built tiny props under the supervision of propeller shop employees and tested them on radio-controlled boats in drag races. Families sat down together to build Lego ships at a Fort Lauderdale booth manned by staff from a maritime training school.

Survey shows boat dealers remain optimistic

A new survey shows that despite shaky consumer confidence and 2016 being an election year, boat dealers who were optimistic about their business outnumbered those who were less optimistic by a 2-to-1 margin.

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